Canada wilderness lodge
How Canada wilderness lodge makes a difference
An intact ecosystem not only is the key to operating our business, but it also ensures that future generations find this place as it should be - pristine and untouched, with wildlife thriving.
1. Wildlife & Nature - there is nothing more beautiful when a mama-bear with her two cups feeds on the berries around the lodge in fall! This means, she does acknowledge we are here but does not feel disturbed by our presence nor does she get nosy in the search of food around the lodge. This is our goal and this is what we also teach to our guests - to live alongside the nature and creatures, not against them! We monitor the wildlife roaming in the area and provide local authorities with useful information if needed. We do not bring in invasive species and contribute our part in controlling them.
Also, we are committed to help maintain the healthy fish population of Tagish Lake. Even though we offer fishing trips (mostly to beginners and wanna-tries), we do only take what we eat and handle any other fish with great care and a minimal impact. We make non-scientific studies of their seasonal moves, spawning time and even their age, to ensure that the system stays the way it is! You won't believe how interesting a fish and its behavior can be! With our knowledge, we encourage our guests to take part in our activities and explain them all about the "life in the North".
2. Leave no trace - as a member of the Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon, we closely follow their guidelines and recommendations, which include a "leave no trace" policy when being out on excursions and showing respect to the lands of the Native People of the area.
We employ local guides, use local companies for our transfers, use locally grown products for our kitchen and prefer shopping with small, locally owned businesses rather than big chaines. Operating and building a wilderness lodge requires all sorts of materials and specialized stores, which is why we buy our supplies with the locals, e.g. flooring and siding from a local sawmill.
Also, our winter programs are carried out in close relationship with local mushers from Tagish and neighbouring Carcross, who have proven to take great care of their dogs and maintain a healthy, well trained kennel.
Whenever people are under way with their own vehicles or RV, we refer them to local, privately owned campgrounds and restaurants and closely work with their owner for joint promotions, transfer options and/or guiding.
Furthermore, for our small souvenir corner, we buy items from local artists and craftsmen, showing our guests the great arts of the north!
We are member of the local tourism association & a senior marketing committee and actively engage with their promotional & sustainable planning, making sure that the fragile land we all use is well taken care of! These are important platforms for people from the industry, to share, learn and encourage each other to commit to sustainable tourism.
Canada wilderness lodge